||[Jun. 10th, 2007|11:53 am]
The Question Club
Yesterday I posted a cover letter I was working on, as I'm applying for a position within my company, and asked for some feedback. I've implemented all the really useful feedback and done a big revision.
Whether or not you read the first version, any feedback on the below cover letter would be really appreciated:
Tara and Gary,
Please consider this email my application for the Communications Team Lead position.
I've worked at *Company name removed* for a little over a year now; as a Cashier and Security Representative for 10 months, and as an Email Customer Service Representative for 3 1/2 months.
Over roughly the last year and a half, I've been taking night classes at
BCIT to complete a Technical Writing Associate Certificate.
The courses I've completed so far have introduced me to style guides, copy editing vs. proofreading, designing and writing online help, writing for specific discourse communities, documentation project management, writing for the web vs. writing for print, single-sourcing, and a whole lot more.
My biggest accomplishment here at work began early this year with an email I sent to my supervisor outlining an idea for a change to a cashier procedure. I soon turned the idea into a policy and procedure document, which was subsequently approved and implemented into the Handbook as an official policy and procedure.
My biggest goal is to make the transition to our Communications department. I feel that's where I can really use my skills to contribute to the success of this company. I'm really interested in ascending to a role that involves more writing/editing, leadership and contribution. The Communications Team Lead position sounds like a perfect match for my linguistic knack, knowledge and goals.
Thank you for your consideration, and please find my resume attached.